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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you do to relax? Have you ever lived in a cold climate?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What schools have you applied to? Why Osteopathy?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What medical issue gets me angry? What social issue concerns me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Two were unique. 1)Tell us about your participation with Pet-Facilitated Therapy. 2)How does Osteopathic Medicine relate to your current field? (I am currently in a different healthcare field)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you expect to be your most difficult adjustment to medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, read books about Osteopathic medicine, read medical student autobiographies, flew in a day early and got a good night's sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The OMM demonstration and suturing/surgical labs impressed me because these basic skills are addressed with comprehensive, step-wise education. The students, faculty and staff were positive and friendly. The new building is extremely well-planned to accomodate student needs yet also comfy-feeling and attractive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd known that we would not be doing a lot of walking outside as I wore pants but carried a skirt to change before the interview. I would have been better off just wearing the skirt." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Three interviewers; two were faculty and one was a first year student. They made a distinct effort to alleviate nervousness. The overall experience was friendly and conversational with the interviewers taking turns asking questions. They were knowledgeable about my file and interested in my answers. I received a response by email 13 (very long) days after my interview. Happily, it was a "yes" as the interview day convinced me to attend this school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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